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Saina bags PSPB Sports Person of the Year award

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal walked away with the Sports Person of the Year award for 2008-09, while world billiards champion Pankaj Advani and cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the honours for the year 2007-08 at the ninth PSPB Annual Awards in New Delhi.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2009 15:20 IST

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal walked away with the Sports Person of the Year award for 2008-09, while world billiards champion Pankaj Advani and cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the honours for the year 2007-08 at the ninth PSPB Annual Awards in New Delhi.

The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) on Wednesday night gave away the awards for two years 2007-08 and 2008-09 but the function lost some of its gloss as many awardees were not present at the function due to different reasons.

However, Advani, chess ace Abhijit Gupta, badminton players Shruti Kurien, Trupti Murgunde, India table tennis player Subhajit Saha among others were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, former India table tennis player Monalisa Mehta was conferred with the Life Time Achievement award for 2007-08 while ex-hockey goalkeeper Romeo James was given away the honour for 2008-09 season.